Archive | November, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Santa Lucia

Be safe. Play in the snow. Eat some pie.

MP3: Range of Light Wilderness – Under Your Spell

November 26, 2013 | Have A Good Weekend | Continue Reading | Comments { 2 }

Robbie Basho



Aaaaaaaaand we’re back. Cold Splinters has been jaunting around the western coast of these United of States for the past couple of weeks testing baselayers for Woolpower, and now that we’re back home, posts will be…more regular. More on that trip in a few, but in the meantime, if you haven’t heard it, start getting hip to the Robbie Basho record that Gnome Life Records just rereleased. (Fletcher, who owns Gnome Life and records his own music under Bird By Snow, and his wife, Noel, were our gracious hosts on the Big Sur stint of our trip.) Here’s a little more info about Visions of the Country:

Recorded in the height of Robbie Basho’s creative career, “Visions of the Country” was originally released in 1978, and has been out of print for nearly 35 years. The album is comprised of technically superb instrumentation (6 & 12 string guitars and piano); majestic compositions; transcendent singing and whistling; and astonishing lyrical, emotional, and spiritual depths that defy description or comparison.

Listen and buy vinyl here. Perfect for these cold months ahead.

November 24, 2013 | Music/Movies/Books | Continue Reading | Comments { 2 }

Danner x West America

I’ve known Jordan of West America for some time now, so it was wonderful to hear from Danner, a client of Cold Splinters, that they were using the WA boys for their FW13 video lookbook. Needless to say, it’s a real humdinger.

CS is out in California at the moment and had a few minutes with Jordan yesterday before he continued south on a year-long trip to Patagonia and back. Safe travels, y’all.

November 14, 2013 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 2 }

Harvest Roast

Harvest Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Whenever I’m in Portland, I’m always given a big ol’ box of these from a source at Danner Boots. They’re just…damn good. So if you ain’t got time to make your own, put these little bags in your pack, okay?

November 7, 2013 | Food | Continue Reading | Comments { 3 }

Portland, OR

Mt. Hood


CS is in Portland, OR through the weekend, so if you’re around, drop a line. We can go stand in the rain or something…


November 7, 2013 | Long Hairs | Continue Reading | Comments { 2 }

English Creek

Ivan Doig English Creek

I was down in North Carolin-y a few weeks back, and as I was leaving for the airport, my dad gave me an old copy of Ivan Doig’s English Creek for the plane ride home. It’s a hell of a read, so have at it.

November 6, 2013 | Music/Movies/Books | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }